It's happened again--
A man was shot and killed this morning at a gas station near Fredericksburg.
Authorities have stopped traffic on Interstate 95 as they search for the suspect.
And 25 vehicles are involved in a fiery crash on a foggy highway.
The latest on both stories, straight ahead.
Steady rain slowly comes to an end as warmer weather heads our way for the weekend....I'll ave your extended forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Police have stopped a white van on Interstate -95 in Northern Virginia after ANOTHER fatal shooting at a gas station outside Washington D-C .
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities say a man was shot at a gas station this morning near Fredericksburg.
Governor Warner's office has confirmed the victim has died.
His name has not been released.
Police have stopped a white van on I- 95 in Alexandria, but have NOT yet approached its occupants.
Authorities say a white van was seen near the gas station about the same time today's shooting took place.
It's not clear yet if the shooting is related to the nine other sniper
attacks that have left seven people dead in the Washington area.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now with the latest.
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POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED A SHOOTING IN THE FREDERICKSBURG VIRGINIA. THERE
IS EXTENSIVE ACTIVITY ON A SECTION OF 1-95.. WHITE VEHICLES ARE BEING
STOPPED AND SEARCHED.
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(NOT VERBATIM) ...We've stopped a white panel van...not extracted the
occupants...being very careful."
THE SHOOTING HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED AS THE WORK OF THE SNIPER...BUT IN
PREVIOUS INCIDENTS ....WITNESSES HAVE REPORTED A WHITE VAN LEAVING THE
ONCE AGAIN THE SHOOTING WAS AT A GAS STATION.
WITH 7 PEOPLE DEAD AND TWO OTHERS WOUNDED, IT IS NOT BUSINESS IN THIS
ENTIRE REGION. KIDS ARE BEING ESCOURTED TO SCHOOL, ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
ARE BEING CANCELLED FOR THE COMING WEEK-END.
"WE WILL CONTINUE TO PATROL, TO BE VERY VISIBLE, CONTINUE TO IMPLORE THE
INVESTIGATORS TO TURN OVER EVERY STONE."
Governor Mark Warner says all of Virginia's public safety resources are being put toward bringing this shooter to justice.
The Governor said a Virginia State trooper was the first on the scene this morning in Spotsylvania County.
He says Virginia's state police and forensic teams are working with the FBI, ATF and Maryland authorities in the investigation.
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The governor called today's shooting a "heinous crime."
He also said Virginians should be on guard but not retreat from their daily activities.
Meanwhile, a deadly traffic situation today in Wisconsin, where authorities confirm there are fatalities after a chain- reaction collision.
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More than two dozen vehicles crashed on a foggy highway this morning about 60 miles north of Milwaukee.
Officials aren't saying yet how many people were killed, but the crash has sent at least 12 people to the hospital.
Eight vehicles caught fire after the crash.
A Haz- mat team was called to the scene because a truck carrying carbon dioxide was in danger of tipping over.
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A deportation hearing for Garrison Bowman is scheduled to begin at this hour in far northwest Canada.
Officials there must decide whether to order him returned to the United States.
At the same time, investigators from Virginia and North Carolina hope to meet Bowman face-to-face today .. and get some helpful answers to their questions.
They arrived in Yellowknife, Canada yesterday after a 12- hour trip .
Canadian officials met the local investigators at the airport- and conducted meetings to talk about strategy, international law, and to direct them in their investigation.
They repeatedly state that Bowman is NOT considered a suspect .. but he may offer them useful information about the Short family murder case.
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Investigators may travel another 700 miles north into Canada to the town where Bowman was found and his van is located.
But- those plans are still being worked out.
Investigators have called Bowman a possible witness in the Short murder investigation.
But one of Bowman's good friends says investigators are wasting their time.
Justin McLeod has more on that part of the story.
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If you anyone knows Gary Bowman well, it would be this guy.
His name is Danny Sizemore and he's known Bowman for more than 8 years.
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((DANNY SIZEMORE/BOWMAN'S FRIEND: HE WAS A GOODHEARTED MAN, IF YOU NEEDED HELP, HE'D HELP YOU.))
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Sizemore says Bowman never mentioned Michael Short.
But Bowman's landlord told investigators he had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover after a business deal went sour.
Sizemore says he saw Bowman the day of, and the day after the Short's murders and noticed nothing out of the ordinary.
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((DANNY SIZEMORE/BOWMAN'S FRIEND: NO DIFFERENT, NO DIFFERENT, NO DIFFERENT, SAME GARY.))
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Sizemore says Bowman had planned to move to Canada for more than a year.
He was in Bowman's house the day after the Short's murders and says he didn't see any maps or children's clothing.
Bowman did own a gun but Sizemore claims Gary gave it to him several months ago.
Sizemore describes Bowman as a caring individual not someone who would kill a nine year old girl.
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((DANNY SIZEMORE: THEY NEED TO KNOW HIM. THEY NEED TO, THE MAN TAKES A DOG ALL THE WAY BACK TO PENNSYLVANIA TO BURY IT BESIDES ITS MOTHER WHEN IT GOT RUN OVER HAS TO HAVE A HEART.))
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((JUSTIN McLEOD: SIZEMORE SAYS HE TALKED TO BOWMAN TWO WEEKS AGO IN CANADA. HE SAYS BOWMAN TOLD HIM NOT TO WORRY, HE DIDN'T KILL THE SHORTS, AND THAT HE WISHES TO RETURN TO THE STATES TO CLEAR HIS NAME. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
Jennifer Short's friends and family will have their thoughts much closer to home today and tomorrow.
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Visitation hours are scheduled to begin tonight at 6 .. at the Martinsville Church of God.
Funeral services will be held at the church tomorrow, starting at 1.
On another case .. investigators now know more about a body found in Greenbrier County, West Virginia two weeks ago.
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The state's medical examiner has determined it is that of a Hispanic female between the ages of 12 and 20.
West Virginia officials could NOT determine the cause of death, but the body has been sent to Washington to be examined by a forensic anthropologist.
Officials say the description does not match any missing person reports in the area ,so the information has been sent to police around the country.
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Congress gives President Bush the go-ahead to go to war. The details are still ahead.
While a former President is honored for his efforts to promote peace. That story is next.
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Former President Jimmy Carter has another reason to smile today--
Carter has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
After hearing the news, Carter accepted the honor on behalf of suffering people around the world.
Jim Acosta reports.
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NARR: JIMMY CARTER SAYS HE'S "VERY GRATEFUL AND HONORED" TO WIN THE
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN NORWAY SAID THE FORMER PRESIDENT IS BEING RECOGNIZED
FOR A LIFETIME OF WORK.
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for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to
international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights and to
promote economic and social development.
NARR: THE NOBEL COMMITTEE CITED MR CARTER SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CAMP
DAVID ACCORD THAT ENDED WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND EGYPT, CALLING THAT
25-YEAR OLD AGREEMENT ACHIEVEMENT ENOUGH TO HAVE QUALIFIED HIM FOR THE
IT PRAISED HIM FOR EMPHASIZING HUMAN RIGHTS IN FOREIGN POLICY DURING HIS
PRESIDENCY -- AN EMPHASIS SOME CRITICS AT THE TIME SAID CONTRIBUTED TO
MR CARTER'S POLITICAL PROBLEMS AT HOME.
AND IN THE MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS SINCE HE LEFT OFFICE ... THROUGH THE
CARTER CENTER, ...AN ORGANIZATION WHICH WORKS TO RESOLVE INTERNATIONAL
CONFLICTS AND PROMOTE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS....MR CARTER HAS CONTINUED HIS
LEGACY OF PEACE. THE FORMER PRESIDENT HAS CALLED THE CENTER HIS
BUT IN WHAT IT CALLED A SITUATION CURRENTLY MARKED BY THREATS , THE
COMMITTEE NOTED MR CARTER HAS STOOD FOR MEDIATION AND COOPERATION:
PRAISE FOR THE FORMER AMERICAN PRESIDENT THAT SEEMED TO INCLUDE
CRITICISM OF THE CURRENT ONE.
While the FORMER President is being honored for his contributions to peace, President Bush is given the go- head for a possible war with Iraq.
Congress has cleared the way for Bush to use military force against Saddam Hussein if necessary.
Both the House and Senate voted to approve the President's war power resolution.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz says his country is bracing for a possible attack.
Aziz is visiting Syria and Lebanon to rally Arab support against a possible attack.
He adds that an attack on Iraq would be an attack on ALL Arab nations.
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A singing group in worldwide demand is coming to Roanoke. Still ahead, they may be hot, but the music is hardly new.
And these fashions ARE new .. fresh off the runway. We'll take you Paris to size them up.
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The long-time president of Mary Baldwin College is stepping down in June.
Cynthia Tyson has led the Staunton college for 18 years .. longer than anyone else in Mary Baldiwn's history.
College officials announced her retirement yesterday, and trustees are forming a committee to find her successor.
They've packed performance halls as long as the Rolling Stones .. 30 years and counting.
But that's pretty much where the comparison ends, except that The Tallis Scholars enjoy a huge following and they're also from England .
They'll be performing soon in the Star City .. and Keith Humphy tells us why the Tallis Scholars have remained so popular for so long.
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(( They've been called "....the WORLD'S finest mixed-voice choir for Renaissance music." This fall the Tallis Scholars will play Paris, Geneva, Oxford and ...Roanoke.
How this renowned ensemble got booked HERE is a story in itself.
Nick Leitch practices law in Roanoke. He also sings tenor, though he describes himself as an amateur. Nonetheless has HAS been invited to sing with the Tallis Scholars in England next year.
((APPARENTLY THERE'S A HORRIBLE TENOR SHORTAGE IN ENGLAND.))
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Mark Duvall, makes his living playing music. He's the music minister at Calvary Baptist Church. He and his lawyer friend are actually underwriting the Tallis Scholars's concert at the Jefferson Center.
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The Roanoke Symphony agreed to play along, only: the orchestra will NOT be playing. The concert in Shaftman Performance Hall will be the first time the Symphony has sponsored an event where the orchestra isn't part of the show.
The Tallis Scholars perform without ANY accompanyment ...in five- part harmony.
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((OBVIOUSLY IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THIS KIND OF MUSIC, IF YOU'RE SCHOOLED
IN IT, SO TO SPEAK, YOU CAN COME AND HEAR IT PERFORMED BETTER THAN YOU EVER HEARD IT BEFORE. BY THE SAME TOKEN, IF YOU'RE A COMPLETE CLEAN SLATE TO RENAISSANCE MUSIC AND YOU JUST WANT TO SEE AND HEAR WHAT IT IS, THERE COULD BE NO BETTER INTRODUCTION TO THAT KIND OF MUSIC THAN TO HEAR THE TALLIS SCHOLARS.))
...on December 4th at the Jefferson Center. Tickets are available at the symphony box office.))
On Wall Street at Noon,
the Dow was UP 244 points. Nasdaq UP 36 points.
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Coming up in sports...
the Hokies survive a Big East match-up at Chestnut Hill... highlights are straight ahead...
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It wasn't a pretty game between Virginia Tech and Boston College last night for the Hokies Big East opener...
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The Hokies had won in their last four trips to Chestnut Hill.
Early on, Bryan Randall uses his feet to buy some time, and then his arm to hit Ernest Wilford on the 45 yard touchdown pass.
Tech led 7-nothing.
Lee Suggs got the Hokies in position for another score.
Suggs makes a great run, reversing his field and finding daylight inside the BC- 5 yard line to setup his own 1- yd score.
Suggs tallied 161 yards rushing.
But Boston College beat Tech at its own game.
Just before the half, Jamal Burke fields the punt and makes a nifty move before following his blockers 83 yards to paydirt and a 14-7 game at halftime.
Kevin Jones added a four yard score in the third quarter.
And Suggs ripped off this 27 yard touchdown to top it.
Tech was sloppy in the kicking game, and with
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several penalties, but the Hokies do get it done 28 to 23 over Boston College.
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The high school football season rolls on tonight with week 7 action, as district races really start to heat up.
Here's tonight's Friday Football Extra schedule of games, with the home teams listed on the bottom of each match-up.
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Here is the latest now on today's fatal gas station shooting near Fredericksburg.
These are the first pictures in. Crime scene tape is ringing an Exxon gas station where a man was
shot and killed this morning.
It's not clear if the shooting is linked to the recent series of
sniper shootings in the Washington area.
Local investigators and F-B-I agents have cordoned off several
vehicles at the station pumps with crime scene tape.
Schools in the region have been locked down.
Paris Fashion Week has come to an end with some famous faces AND figures from the past.
Portugese designer Fatima Lopes' 2003 spring and summer collection paid tribute to pin-up girls and starlets from the 1920s all the way through the 1970s.
Among the icons portrayed were Betty Boop, Marilyn Monroe, and Liza Minnelli.
Lopes is known for her eye- catching designs, as well as hosting fashion shows in odd locations like convents, tobacco factories, and museums.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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